Meeting Minutes

Floyd County Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 26, 2011, 9:00 AM


The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met for regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in the Board Room of the Floyd County Courthouse with the following in attendance:  Chairman Dunkel, Supv. Kamm, and Supv. Kuhn.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to amend the agenda to discuss CPC/Case Management MH/DD program updates with Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director.  Motion carried 3-0.  Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Public Comment:  None.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve the minutes for April 11, 12 and 18, 2011 as presented.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kuhn/Kamm moved to approve the following claims:  County #2966-3100, Secondary Roads #13304-13335, and MH-DD #59362-59365 including paying claim #3092 to Bancard but have the Auditor get a reimbursement or do a payroll deduction of $11.38 from the Department Head for a late fee and interest.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Kuhn/Dunkel moved that the Board of Supervisors write a letter to the Board of Health requesting that the Board of Health reconsider the action taken at their March 14 meeting that reduced the number of hours of homemaker services to no more than four hours per month effective May 1.  Specifically, the Board of Supervisors recommends the following:  1) Homemaker services to the 10 clients found to be ineligible for the program be terminated effective May 1; 2) Homemaker services to the 20 eligible clients who currently receive no more than four hours of services per month will be unaffected; 3) Homemaker services to the 47 eligible clients who currently receive more than four hours of service per month will be unchanged through at least until the end of FY11 on June 30, 2011; 4) Between now and June 30, 2011, the Public Health/Home Health Care Director will develop a written policy, based on a checklist, that will be used if a reduction in homemaker services is required in FY12 starting on July 1, 2011.  The written policy, based on a checklist, will be offered at a future Board of Health meeting for their consideration.  Prior to the consideration of the policy by the Board of Health, every client who receives homemaker services will be given the opportunity to explain during an interview with the Home Health Care staff why they need a certain number of hours of homemaker services.  The final determination of homemaker services will be determined by the Board of Health within budget limits approved by the Board of Supervisors for FY12 and upon determination of funding available from other sources, including the state public health grant.  Motion carried 2-1, with Supv Kamm opposed.

Bob Lincoln, CPC/Case Management Director, updated the Board on Senate File #209 which is in regard to decisions to reform mental health services/needs by July 1, 2013, provides a $20,000,000 backfill, and wipes out the Mental Health property tax levy for counties.  The date is consistent with SF 525 which Lincoln said he supports. 

Lincoln provided information reflecting a need to do a budget amendment for substance abuse treatment services in the MH/DD Department.  Lincoln also updated the Board on the Case Management Department which should support itself and provide the county with reimbursements for indirect costs.  The General Assistance Department is seeing higher costs in utility assistance and county burials but the department shouldnít need to a budget amendment.

Lincoln commented that the Mental Health Center restructuring efforts include having a business plan completed by the second week of May and they anticipate to have open access to psychiatry which isnít being done anywhere in the state.  The vision is to have a place for people with MH needs to go for evaluation, bypassing the emergency room, and determine where to go for continuity of care. 

Lincoln informed the Board about a County Social Services board meeting tomorrow morning, a Behavioral Intervention meeting for service providers tomorrow afternoon and on May 19, Dr Pomerantz will hold two sessions on positive behavioral supports for persons with disabilities. 

Kamm/Kuhn moved to approve an Underground Construction Application for the Farmerís Telephone Co. of Riceville, IA for buried fiber optic cable on Underwood Ave and Mitchell Line St.  Motion carried 3-0.

Kamm/Kuhn moved to authorize a transfer of funds from the Farm to Market account to the IDOT account for material inspection costs in the amount of $782.15.  Motion carried 3-0. 

Dusten Rolando, County Engineer, provided foremanís minutes, contracts for the Gilbert St project with Mathy Construction, and contracts for the Midway Rd project with CFI.  The Kepple bridge will start soon.  What was thought to be a Washington Watershed tile project ended up being private tile so the property owner will be billed for the work.  Photos of the twin culvert area by Vorhes property were reviewed.  Rolando believes the tiles are sufficient and there are no drainage issues to address but some ditch work to remove silt to build up the edge could be done.  Photos of a culvert area on Foothill south of Rockford were reviewed.  Rolando said the culvert meets the standards on the roadway.  It appears that water problems are caused by beaver dams located on private properties.  Rolando is getting feedback from other county engineers to see how they handle private property situations and research if it is a civil matter between property owners.  Crews are doing some spot rocking and grading where they can.  The Dougherty Road bridge has been delayed due to weather.  Crews did a culvert extension on Midway Rd.  There are three bridge day labor projects to be completed before the end of the fiscal year. 

A motion was made by Supervisor Kamm and seconded by Supervisor Kuhn to adjourn.  Motion carried 3-0.


ATTEST:  _________________________________             ____________________________________

            Gloria A. Carr                                                            Warren K. Dunkel, Chair

            Floyd County Auditor                                            Floyd County Board of Supervisors


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